high priestess


Definition of high priestess

: a chief priestess

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Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by Gaynor, the high priestess of the discotheque, Gloria’s case and crown sport black spinels, pink and yellow sapphires, and diamonds, making a striking contrast against a dial plate of hematite, onyx and pink opal. Harper's BAZAAR, "Richard Mille's New Watch Collection Is a Celebration of Female Empowerment," 9 Dec. 2020 Grand high priestess of TikTok Charli D’Amelio has truly shown the strength of her power. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "After All That Drama, Charli D’Amelio Made TikTok History," 24 Nov. 2020 Anna Korakaki, a Rio shooting champion, will take the torch from high priestess Xanthi Georgiou and hand off to Japan’s Mizuki Noguchi, who won the marathon at the Athens Games. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, "Three women’s berths at stake at US marathon trials," 22 Feb. 2020 With spirits and the divine on board, goop finally has the missing ingredients to cement lifestyle as the new religion with Paltrow as high priestess. Jennifer Gunter, STAT, "Goop’s pseudoscience ministry comes to Netflix," 17 Jan. 2020 Others believed one of the women was a high priestess. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2016/05-06/viking-oseberg-ship.html," 30 Dec. 2019 And there also fine performances by bass Mikhail Svetlov as the Egyptian king; baritone Nelson Martinez as Aida’s father, Amonasro; soprano Tasha Koontz as the high priestess soloist; and tenor Bernardo Bermudez as the messenger. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Power-voiced princesses highlight San Diego Opera’s season-opening ‘Aida’," 20 Oct. 2019 Or that the oldest songwriter known by name is Enheduanna, a high priestess of Ur in Sumeria? Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "A celebration of the outsiders and outcasts who have made music great," 16 Oct. 2019 In addition to Ari, original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel — AKA the high priestesses of Broadway who played the characters until 2004 — will be reprising their leading roles as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Set to Star in NBC's 15th-Anniversary Concert Special of "Wicked"," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of high priestess

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“High priestess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20priestess. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of high priestess

informal : a woman who is a leader in a particular profession, subject, etc.
: an important priestess in some religions

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